building-the-church CCCSB was established in 1978 as the South Bay Church of Christ. Eventually, the congregation changed its name to Chinese Community Church of South Bay, hoping to be both a multicultural church and a home for Chinese speakers who needed a church that spoke the language they did. CCCSB has been primarily an Asian church yet strives to be a multicultural church. We have always had both Chinese preaching and English preaching services to accommodate the multiculturalism in our church. Historically, our members are from Torrance, Redondo Beach, Palos Verdes, Rolling Hills Estate, Lomita, San Pedro, Harbor City, and other Los Angeles areas and has been under leadership of multiple deacons and pastors of different ages and ethnic backgrounds.


    January 1, 1978
  • First worship service held under the name South Bay Church of Christ
  • July 1978
  • Name changed to Chinese Community Church of South Bay
  • September 10, 1978
  • First Elected Deacons: Alfred Chan, Timothy Lan, Ronald Sun, Peter Wong and Robert Wong


    September 1983
  • Rev. Herman Wang is hired as the first pastor of CCCSB (former)
  • October 1984
  • George Shen hired as first intern to work with youth group
  • Rev. and Mrs. Paul Shen commute from Bay area to lead Bible study and preach for Sunday morning worship
  • First Annual Mission Conference
  • July 1985
  • First Family Summer Conference at UCSD
  • October 1985
  • Rev. and Mrs. Paul Shen move to the South Bay to help with the church
  • December 9, 1985
  • Land on 25420/22 Narbonne Ave. sold to CCCSB
  • February 9, 1986
  • First Baby Dedication Ceremony - Alicia (John and Ellen Chang), Jason (John and Shao-Li Chen), Chi-En (Chih-Hsien and Wan-Ju Chien), Steven (Peter and Sue Lee), Joshua (Chi-Min and Shirley Lin), Elizabeth (Jerry and Priscilla Low) and Eric (Jerry and Eva Mah)
  • February 1986
  • First Youth Winter Retreat "Come and See '86" at Big Bear
  • March 1986
  • First Sunrise Service at Narbonne Location
  • May 2, 1986
  • Loan paid off on church lot!
  • December 1986
  • Bruce Byerly becomes an intern helping with the Junior High group
  • October 11, 1987
  • Adoption of new Church Bylaws
  • October 8, 1989
  • Groundbreaking Ceremony for new church building at Narbonne location
  • October 1989
  • Joseph Chiu joins as an intern (former)


    March 1990
  • Rev. and Mrs. Shen retire
  • Rev. Tan comes as interim pastor
  • Joseph Chiu becomes full-time assistant minister
  • October 1990
  • Pastor Fung joins to work with the Young Adult Fellowship (former)
  • November 1, 1990
  • Conditional Church building permit signed
  • November 9, 1990
  • Move into new church building on Narbonne Ave.
  • November 11, 1990
  • First Sunday Worship held at new church building on Narbonne Ave.
  • June 23, 1991
  • Ordination of Rev. Che Bin Tan
  • July 1991
  • First Overseas Mission teams to Belize
  • December 1991
  • Approval of Bylaw revision
  • October 1992
  • James Zo joins pastoral staff as Asst. Minister (former)
  • September 1, 1994
  • Rev. Sow Pheng Liew joins CCCSB as the Senior Pastor (former)
  • July 1995
  • Pastor Yea-Hui Wang hired as director of newly-formed South Bay Children Place
  • August 1998
  • Pastor Yea-Hui Wang’s position changed to Christian Education Director (current)
  • April 15, 1999
  • Pastor Gregory Mark joins CCCSB as the first official English Pastor (former)


    March 1, 2000
  • Rev. Samuel Chang joins CCCSB as the Senior Pastor (former)
  • February 15, 2002
  • Rev. Richard Hata joins CCCSB as the English Pastor (former)
  • 2005-2006
  • Pastor Esther Chen serves as Interim Worship Pastor (former)
  • April 12, 2005
  • Rev. Clifford Chang joins CCCSB as the Senior Pastor (former)
  • May 17, 2005
  • Pastor David Kim joins CCCSB as the English Pastor (former)
  • March 2007
  • Pastor David Martin joins CCCSB as Youth Pastor (former)
  • December 2008
  • Rev. Samuel Ling joins CCCSB as the Senior Pastor (current)


    June 2012
  • Pastor Elliot Siu joins CCCSB as the Christian Education Pastor & Interim English Pastor. (current)